# approximation

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## approximation

[ah-prok″sĭ-ma´shun]
1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.
successive approximation shaping.

## ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn),
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.

## approximation

/ap·prox·i·ma·tion/ (ah-prok″sĭ-ma´shun)
1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.

## ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn)
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.

## approximation

surgical apposition of wound edges in preparation for suture insertion

## approximation,

n a massage technique in which muscle fibers are pressed together along the direction of the fibers in order to relieve cramping.

## approximation

1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.

normal approximation
approximation of the actual distribution of a variable by a normal distribution.
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Historically the approximative n-set of local cases can be derived from an adpositional phrase in which the postposition used to exhibit the same morphosyntactic properties as different local cases do, namely a lative (LOC+), locative (LOC=) and ablative (LOC-) one: *hepo-n loo-k 'to (beside of) a horse': *hepo-n loo-na 'at (beside of) a horse': *hepo-n loo-ta 'from (beside of) a horse .
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More generally, terms of this kind can be helpful as long as the one using them is aware that they are approximative abstractions, reifications of what is actually human and living.
Un deuxieme parcours possible serait un ecoulement en deux temps, soit d'abord du lac Mistassini vers le reservoir Pipmuacan en passant par le lac Peribonka, sur uno distance approximative 320-325 km selon une direction moyenne NO-SE a environ 135[degrees]; ce courant de glace pourrait avoir eu entre 140 a 150 km de largeur on moins; puis dans un deuxieme temps, un ecoulement NNO-SSE a environ 150[degrees], du reservoir Pipmuacan jusqu'au rivage des Escoumins.
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In The Drowned and the Saved he speaks about "the gap that exists and grows wider every year between things as they were 'down there' and things as they are represented by the current imagination fed by approximative books, films, and myths.
Elveback and Taylor [23] presented some statistical methodology of estimating percentiles and CIs, and they give an equation that corresponds to our approximative CI, i.
It proposed an epistemology of the probable in which dogmatic formulas were recognized as secondary and merely approximative forms of discourse.
Not only do the deictic, lexical, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic criteria involved in such an analysis prove to be more precise and fruitful empirically speaking (especially in the explanation of word-by-word typological modulations) than the often-intuitive and approximative use of point of view theories, but they also allow for a more unified approach to the problems of perspective, voice, and the typology of characters' speech than do the various structuralist models.

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